Westbound Ramps Closed for 10 days on I-70 Resurfacing Project Between Fruita and Mack

July 20, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - MESA COUNTY – Starting Sunday, July 22, at 4:00 p.m., the westbound off- and on-ramps at Loma (SH 139) will be closed; this closure will remain in place through August 2.

This closure is required to enable crews to resurface westbound I-70 driving lanes in concrete up to the bottom of the ramps and with new asphalt on the ramps.

Detour routes will be in place:

Eastbound I-70 traffic to SH 139:   exit at Mack and use US 6 & 50

Westbound I-70 traffic to SH 139:  exit at Fruita and use US 6 & 50

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) are resurfacing the stretch from mile point (MP) 11.4 to MP 16. The project, contracted to IHC $6.23 million, involves removing the top one to four inches of existing asphalt and then resurfacing with six inches of concrete—a treatment called “white topping.”

TRAVEL IMPACTS – While crews work on the westbound lanes, motorists are traveling on the eastbound lanes, with a single lane in each direction. This configuration will remain in place 24/7 for the next two months or so, until crews are ready to begin resurfacing the eastbound lanes. Then, all traffic will be switched onto the new westbound surface until the project’s completion in early November.

Updated information regarding traffic impacts on this or other CDOT projects is available at www.dot.state.co.us/TravelInfo/currentcond/ or by calling 511. To receive project updates via e-mail, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right-hand corner. The link takes you to a list of items you can subscribe to.

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